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Congressman Young shows grace to angry Alyse

Alyse Galvin appeared at times angry and emotional during her debate with Congressman Don Young. There were a couple of cordial exchanges, but Galvin was primarily on the attack on Thursday night, ripping the congressman for not fixing Alaska’s roads, and for not stemming global climate change. The Dean of the House is just not enough for Galvin, who says it’s time for her to take over.

In the hour-long debate, Galvin attacked time and again, and claimed she would be “in the room” in the majority, which is run by the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi.

Young got under her skin by calling her “Alice” and by reminding her that she had tens of thousands of dollars from Pelosi.

Galvin flashed anger when Young asked her why her communications director, who is her daughter, said that Galvin was for gun control. She said her family is off limits and she was “tired of all the lies.”

But she also brought her family member into the debate, becoming emotional in relaying a story about the death of a family member.

Young stayed above the fray, and reiterated his record of achievement, which includes more legislation passed than any other congressman in the history of the United States.

After the debate, left-leaning public broadcasting journalists Lori Townsend and Liz Ruskin picked him apart with the help of former legislators Democrat Les Gara and Democrat sympathizer Andrew Halcro, who were commentators. Americans for Prosperity Alaska Director Ryan McKee was the token conservative commentator.

Gara attacked Young for not voting to pass the Pelosi HEROES Act, while McKee said that bill would have paid for pensions in New Jersey and wasn’t good for Alaska businesses affected by COVID.

It was clear to the majority of viewers that Congressman Young won the debate, as his record of achievement was on full display and Galvin failed to demonstrate even the most basic understanding of the issues raised. Sixty-eight percent of viewers taking the poll on Alaska News Source said Young won the debate.

Viewers noted Galvin was emotional and needed to tone it down.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • Ruskin and Townsend are liberal appendages of the Democrats. Zero ethics for these “news” reporters.

    Galvin lacks emotional stability.

    • Alyse has a personality disorder. The extremes in emotion, quick to anger, lack of self introspection, playing the victim card to manipulate all point to this. She has no clue who she really is so anything negative against her made up narrative infuriates her. It’s a bit sad but even more sad is that she’s passed these same traits on to her daughter.

      • Well done, thx

      • What is your degree in medicine or psychology?

  • AKA reminds me of Obama saying Michelle was off limits but when you include your family in a campaign they are fair game. Don’t want them attacked? Then remove your daughter as a communication director. Sick and tired of the hypocrisy of the left attacking President Trumps teenage son but screaming to leave their adult children and spouses alone.

  • I’m not a Young fan, but these Leftists are certifiably insane.

  • Alyse drinking climate change snake oil? Yeah… No vote for you. “Independent” my eye, she’s a bomb throwing bolshevik .

    • So you do not believe the data that Alaska’s climate is warming? I moved to Anchorage in 1959 and the winters are extremely much warmer now than when I was a kid. How do you explain that?

      • What’s your degree in climatology?

        • Hi Akfireflower,disorder. To bolster that assertion, you

          You stated that Alyse has a personality mentioned several other behaviors, such as “quick to anger” and “lack of self introspection.” I asked what are your credentials to make such assertions. Do you have a medical degree or a degree in psychology so make such definitive declarations?

          All I asked Harman Nelson to produce was data supporting his position regarding climate change. I did not make any unsubstantiated assertions. I do not need any academic qualifications to ask such a question. Do you understand why you need do have some qualifications to make your assertions, but I do not need academic qualification to ask my questions?

          Since you asked, I do not have an academic background in climatology. I do have an academic background in national sciences, (which includes astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics). Additionally, I met the requirements for a minor in geology, and I am working on a minor in environmental studies.

          What are your qualifications? I am really interested!

          • I apologize for the incoherence at the beginning of my post, Something happened when I copied my response from Word. I should have proof-read it.

          • Tom do you miss the choo choos?

      • Changing earth cycles. Earth has moved its revolutions closer to sun. Pacific oscillations. Oceanic volcanic activity. Higher output from the sun. Try some scientific explanations, Mr. Brooks. Your political explanations are long worn out. Frankly, I enjoy the warmer winter’s. Less burned fuel to stay warm.😉

        • First, I was heartened when I initially read your post. It seemed that finally, there was a person on this blog who responded with facts and not some insipid, unsubstantiated, inane assertion.

          Second, my initial exuberance declined when I read your comments about my lack of “scientific explanations” and that my “political explanations are worn.” How can there be a lack of scientific explanations when all I did was asked Harmon Nelson to explain why temperatures are rising? What worn-out political statements did I make when I asked my question? All I want is some rational discourse about an obvious fact: Alaska’s temperature has risen tremendously over the past 50 years.

          Since you feel that I should provide a scientific explanation, I will.

          “Higher output from the Sun.” With such scant verbiage, it is difficult to discern exactly what you mean. Are you referring to the Sun’s 11-year cycle or something else? The Sun does effect Earth’s weather, but it not a factor in its climate. In fact, sensors in the upper atmosphere indicate the amount of the Sun’s energy entering the upper atmosphere has remained constant, while the lower atmosphere has warmed. Something is going on inside the atmosphere causing the our planet to warm, but it is not the Sun.

          “Pacific oscillations.” Again, I have to assume what you mean from such an incomplete thought. I guess you refer to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Like the sun, PDO affects Earth’s weather but not its climate. In fact, PDO cycles relatively quickly from warming to cooling. So we should see Earth’s temperature rise and fall quickly, but it does not. The Earth’s average temperature continue to rise over time. PDO is not causing Alaska to warm.

          “Oceanic volcanic activity.” This statement really baffled me. Most of the output from volcanos have a cooling effect on Earth’s weather due to the conversion of its sulfur dioxide into sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid increases the amount of the Sun’s radiation reflected back into space. On the other hand, volcanos do release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, so I am glad that you agree CO2 is a greenhouse gas and is warming the planet. However, there are so few volcanic eruptions that they cannot be the cause of the continual and relatively rapid increase in the Earth’s average temperature.

          “Earth has moved its revolutions closer to sun.” Yes! The earth does go through a cycle regarding its orbit. As you well know, all planets’ orbits are elliptical, as per Kepler. Again, I’m sure you understand from Newton’s theory of gravity why each planet’s elliptical shape changes over time. Every planet is pulled by the gravitational forces of the Sun, the other planets, and the various moons. This is a natural process that influences Earth’s climates.

          “Changing earth cycles.” Again, you did not supply sufficient information regarding what you meant here. I’m assuming you meant the Earth’s periodic changes in the tilt of its axis. Please correct me if my assumption about you is wrong. Over time, this affects out planet’s seasons. Sometimes the winters last longer and sometimes the summers last longer.

          These last two statements of yours actually bear on climate change. We know that the Earth’s climate does change over a 100,000 year cycle. During that cycle, the Earth warms a bit and it cools a bit. During that cycle glaciers grow, and they recede. However, that cycle is long and very gradual, or very incremental.

          However, our planet’s temperature change has been dramatic and extremely quick over the past 170 years. During the past 800,000 years the amount of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere has fluctuated between 180 and 280 parts per million. Glaciers recede when CO2 is 280 PPM and they grow when CO2 is 180 PPM. We have been monitoring CO2 since 1955 and it has steadily grown to over 400 PPM CO2 levels are 50% higher than they were historically. CO2 levels have increased dramatically since the Industrial Revolution We know that CO2 is a greenhouse gas.

          This is verified by Venus and its tremendous levels of CO2 and its incredible temperature compare to Mercury which is much closer to the Sun. Venus’ CO2 greenhouse gases trap the Sun’s warmth in the atmosphere. Earth’s CO2 gases do the same thing. It traps the Sun’s heat in the Earth’s atmosphere, which raises the Earth’s overall, average temperature. The greatest contributor to CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere is the burning of fossil fuels. This is an undeniable fact.

          I am very glad that you enjoy Alaska’s warmer temperatures. I am not so sure that other people will equally enjoy our plant’s increasing temperature. Temperatures at the Equator will become unbearable. The sea level is already rising. As more and more ice sheets twice the size of Massachusetts break off of Greenland and Antarctica, and as glaciers such as Portage Glacier and Exit Glacier recede into oblivion, their water goes somewhere. Obviously that water raises sea level. The earth’s sea level is already measurably higher. While you live in a more comfortable temperature, the Marshall Island are disappearing, and so will Florida over the next few centuries. How will Polar Bears adapt so quickly to their rapidly changing environment?

          I apologize for going on so long a response, but real scientific explanations of this nature cannot be expressed in short sound bites.

          I look forward to your thoughtful response.

          • Tom D Brooks, the world’s smartest man!…who’s voting for Alyse Galvin. Thanks for the laugh Tommie.

          • Mr. Brooks:
            Sorry I can’t prop up your exuberance any further. I’m just a Prudhoe Bay truck driver, dude. I get most of my intellectual nurishment here at MRAK, on a good day, when Suzanne is feeling particularly kind to liberals like yourself. Obviously, I lack the hard creds. But I know that my late model diesel truck had been retrofitted with new technology for reduced carbon output and better mileage efficiency. I deliver oilfield supplies and am satisfied knowing that wise gentlemen, such as yourself, use the fungible oilfield product to get to your job and off on your family vacation. It keeps your house warm in the winter too. Your scientific explanations used to buttress your conclusion did shed some additional light on details. I’m too busy bringing you and your family the precious fossil fuel that you need for basic sustenance. If I had the time and personal resources to acquire the college training that you apparently have, I too might pursue an advanced degree in climatology. But I have a family to feed. So, I will continue to read some scientific journals and listen to late night talk radio while I sit in my truck in the high Arctic. Today, the temps are near zero. Snow is blowing.
            Caribou are herding under the pipeline. I see a polar bear off on the hardpack, chasing someone. But my cab heater, running off diesel fuel is keeping me warm, as I write this message to you. Please keep writing for MRAK, dude. I have enjoyed your worthwhile explanations and your civility. You are a nice person!
            ps. Underwater volcanos. Not giant eruptions, but the release of piping hot gases and magma that would tend to warm ocean waters, especially in Arctic regions.
            Thank you, sir.

  • She is so nutty that she is wildly popular in Juneau. Downtown Juneau thinks it finally has a Palin. Mrs. Obermeyer was more reasonable and much more compelling. So let’s make sure we give Don enough of a win that this woman fades away.

    • Don’t confuse a small liberal wacko sect in DT Juneau as all of Juneau

  • Alyse got angry because that is all your average leftist has.

    They are angry because the world is not perfect. They are angry because they have to earn what they want. They are angry because someone else is in charge.

    They have made their beliefs a fundamental part of their mental make up, and when confronted or forced to defend their beliefs they cannot. So anger is the only response.

    • Wonderful assessment…like it, well done.

  • Poor little “Alice.” She got throttled by an 87-year old and put to bed early. And she really thinks that common sense Alaskans are voting for her? Off to Wonderland you go, Alice.

    • Very well said!!! Enjoyed your comment.

      • Ditto, Christen.

        • Luvin it!

  • Good for Don Young for exposing Nancy Pelosi’s reason for not providing anymore Stimulus Funds to hard hit Americans. It is outrageous that Congressional Democrats are holding aid legislation hostage unless Republicans agree to fund exorbitant pension obligations in Blue States.

  • Alyse Galvin lost my consideration early on when her campy TV ad touted her inability to hold down a job as a positive attribute. Turning a massive negative into a positive is political spin at its best. No thanks Alyse.

  • Alyse is classless and clueless….let’s resoundingly return Congressman Young to another term…

  • I thought she was an “Independent”?
    How would that put her in the “majority”?
    Oh, that’s right…I forgot Galvin is really funded by the Democrats…

  • Little Andy (Golden Spoon) Halcro never recovered mentally from getting taken to the wood shed by Sarah Palin👊🏻

  • Remember when Alyse nearly cried 2 years ago from the handshake?
    Hilarious.

  • Those are good odds for Don Young at only 5 to 1 against him…he is going to win every time when that is the case…because none of them have any real idea’s and their belief systems just do not fit for most Alaskans…the more they talk the more silly they make each other look.

  • As a libertarian, I was reluctant to vote other than the president and two ballot measures. However, I did end up voting for both Sullivan and Young simply because I’m terrified of the two AG’s Alyce Galvin and Al Gross. That said, I strongly suggest the AK Republican party finds someone to replace Young and Murkowski by 2022, preferably someone like a Thomas Massie or Rand Paul. True anti-war, vote no on extending the PATRIOIT Act, sponsor bills to end no-knock raids that kill both cops and suspects, and vote to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood and Obamacare. You know, issues both true conservatives and libertarians can agree on.

    • Libertarians leave the doors wide open for the communists.

  • Libertarians leave the doors wide open for the communists. I like Libertarians. I wish it could be that idealistic. But that’s not the real world.

  • Alyse’s family is off the table — except violent dad , broken-armed mother. I’m glad that Alyse has the ability to do any job. She will need one after the congressional race

    • Alyse has no skills. Maybe she could clean-up all of her campaign signs. Maybe Don will hire her to pick up her roadside litter.

      • I guess the only question remaining is whether or not Galvin runs against Don Young once more in 2022? Don will be a spry 89, and Alyse a worn-out 57. God, I love rematches. Keep the faith, Alyse. Don really loves running against you. Low hanging fruit for the Dean.

  • The only thing that she ‘has what it takes’ is big commie money from outside.

    • And…of course her family is in limits if she is employing them.
      Little commie spawn…

  • There’s this ad on the Radio and maybe TV about Don Young. Now mind you,
    I think he’s been in DC since I was a young hot “thing” and there were times I didn’t vote for him. Anyways this add keeps saying he’s been in DC for 48 years and has become irrelevant and it’s time for a change (ie Alyce.). Yet They’re trying to shove a guy whose been in DC for 47 years down our throats and that’s OK. Kind of Hypocritical isn’t it.?

  • Galvin refused to support the Fair Share Act. Apparently she thinks the economy of Alaska will be better with an income tax.

  • You stated that Alyse has a personality and mentioned several other behaviors, such as “quick to anger” and “lack of self introspection.” I asked what are your credentials to make such assertions. Do you have a medical degree or a degree in psychology so make such definitive declarations?

    All I asked Harman Nelson to produce was data supporting his position regarding climate change. I did not make any unsubstantiated assertions. I do not need any academic qualifications to ask such a question. Do you understand why you need do have some qualifications to make your assertions, but I do not need academic qualification to ask my questions?

    Since you asked, I do not have an academic background in climatology. I do have an academic background in national sciences, (which includes astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics). Additionally, I met the requirements for a minor in geology, and I am working on a minor in environmental studies.

    What are your qualifications? I am really interested!

  • Alice Gavin does have some mental disorder. I remember when Don Young shook her hand too hard. She was fuming, red-faced. It was an instant change of personality. Scary.

    • ….she’s a manic depressive schizophrenic…….with ideation fantasy……and a huge dose of TDD (Trump Derangement Disorder) a psychiatric classification still being scrutinized. Of course, I expect my volume of patients to exponentially increase after election day. All Democrats!

  • This is excellent news! They are trying to promote Galvin as an Independent but Alaskans know better. She is just another liberal trying to push the radical agenda of the left in Alaska. Al Gross and her are 2 peas in a pod. Don’t fall for their lies Alaska, lets ensure Alaska’s future by voting Sullivan & Young Nov. 3rd.

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